There are shocking scenes of rape, murder and credit card fraud in episode eleven. Also, Ganta-pecker finally realizes what a whiny girl he’s been and asks Crow to help him man up. It’s like a big brother program, but with massive bloodletting.
Ok, I just finished watching this week’s show and while I’ve somewhat enjoyed the last few episodes, this one was all over the place. It starts off simple enough with Ganta crying his way into Crow’s midst, and by the end of their training he’s even leveled up a bit. You go girl!
We get properly introduced to Toto Sakigami, aka Mockingbird, who continues to “egg” on Shiro and later stops in to visit Ganta and Crow. Shiro meanwhile is super hurt by Ganta, and with her toddler-like mind, can’t understand why he got mad. Shiro’s Aceman, by the way, looks remarkably similar to a certain “Redman” from earlier in the series.
While all this is happening the rebels continue with their plan. I can’t understand why Tamaki would let them continue. Does he just give Guitar Hero carte blanche in dealing with the deadmen of the prison? If so, why? Aren’t the people with deadman abilities of special interest to Tamaki?
So, the rebels continue with their plan. Guitar Hero and his storm troopers now have Karako and a drunken Shiro in their hands (quite literally). Although Ganta has no idea where she is, he races to help Shiro. He ends up getting some help from Hummingbird and finally reaches the Undertaker base, where everything pretty much goes to hell.
My main problem with the show is this; if you think too hard about what’s going on, you’ll get a massive headache. From what I’ve read of the overall plot, the creators of the anime have done a piss poor job of adapting it from the manga. It feels to me like they needed to clearly and quickly explain the difference between the public and private parts of the prison, and who controls what and who operates where.
Here’s what I’m trying to say; the story itself is multi-layered (as are some of the characters) so the setting, Deadman Wonderland prison in this case, really needed to be well established from the get go. I would compare it to Durarara!! when Kida meets Makado in the first episode. He guides him through Ikebukuro telling him all about it. After the “character” of the setting is established the characters can breathe and the story can play out.
I wouldn’t really say anything in Deadman Wonderland is confusing, it just feels like the show hasn’t been very well-paced or well-balanced. With one episode left in the season, they’ll probably just end it as suspensefully as they can and hope it gets renewed for another season. I haven’t heard about a second season as of yet, but please correct me if I’m wrong. For now, I just hope next week can salvage some of the happiness that episode 11 sucked out of my life.